British artist, born in Flint, lives in Glasgow. Postgraduate Studies, St Martins School of Art, London (1986-87), M.F.A. Degree, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (1988-90). Solo exhibitions: 1997, The Rome Paintings, The Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Crime of Passion, Sean Kelly Gallery, New-York, 1998, New Paintings, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, Projeto 98, Father of Creation, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, Sao Paulo, Brasil, Sean Kelly Gallery, NYC, Galleri Wang, Oslo. Selected Group Exhibitions: 1993, Aperto, Venice Biennale, 1995, Passions Privées, Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1998, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo. Julie Roberts, in 1977, on a BBC's art programme, described her interest for themes - even if they are hidden behind an object or an interior - devoted to the body and the social conditions of how men and women are represented in our culture. Exemplifying this in a direct way she painted Anatomical Marriage; Male, Female (1997). While the male figure's position is related to a classical intellectual pose, the female shows an idealized Botticelli-like woman with long fair hair, being represented in a pose of sexual affection. In an irritating direct way, the depicted bodies disturb our expectations of representations of nudes in the context of art. Within the tableaux, she questions the use and abuse of power. In general her themes show an interest from a feminist point of view, reflecting institutional and social systems, icons representing the female and the male form within our society.